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MLA 9 Citation Style: Database Previously Published Scholarly Article (Blooms, MasterPlots, Literary Reference Center)

WCCC Student's Guide to MLA 9

Bloom's Literature, Master Plots, Literature Resource Center

The MLA citations given in Bloom’s Literature, Master Plots, and Literary Reference Center are not always correct.  Please make sure to check those citations against the citation below, which is the correct way to cite these articles.

Previously Published Scholarly Articles (Bloom’s Literature, Master Plots, Literary Reference Center)

Note: When you have multiple authors for an article, cite them in the same order as they appear on the article. For the URL, use the Permalink URL available when viewing the article.


Works Cited List Format


Last name of author, First name of author. “Title of Article.” Title of Original Publication, edited by First Name

     Last Name (if any), Volume number of original publication (if available), Publisher, Date, pages (if

     available). Name of Database, URL. Accessed Date.


In-Text Citation Format


(Last name of the author p. #*(if available))


* Please note, the in-text citation should be just the number itself and should not include the p.

Works Cited List Example


Sova, Dawn B. "'The Black Cat.’" Critical Companion to Edgar Allan Poe: A Literary Reference to His Life and

     Work, edited by Harold Bloom, Facts On File, Inc., 2007. Bloom's Literature,

     ItemID=WE54&WID=17777&SID=5&iPin=ffazpoe0136&SingleRecord=True. Accessed 8 Aug. 2016.


In-Text Citation Example



For Database Citations

If a DOI (digital object identifier) is available for an electronic source, include it using the prefix and remove the hyperlink.

Include the URL for digital sources, but remove the hyperlink and do not include the http:// part of the URL.


When citing digital sources, you must include the date you accessed the source in the form of “Accessed day month year” at the end of the citation on the Works Cited page.

Abbreviate most months in Works Cited entries:

Jan.                  July

Feb.                 Aug.

Mar.                 Sept.

Apr.                 Oct.

May                 Nov.

June                 Dec.

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